Bhutan Festival Tours

Bhutan Festival Tours with Yak Holidays Int’l. We arrange personalized trips during the festivals in Bhutan. At various times of the year, Bhutanese in towns and villages congregate to witness masked dance during festivals in Bhutan known as Tshechu. These colorful events draw thousands of locals, some of whom have to walk for days. Below are the list of best Bhutan festival tour itineraries with festival dates.

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Festivals of Bhutan

While the underlying purpose of festivals of Bhutan is spiritual, the dances are more often like plays where good triumphs over evil or depicts significant historical events, especially about the life of Bhutan’s patron saint, Padmasambhava ( also known as Guru Rimpoche).

Bhutan Festival Tours

There is inevitably a great deal of socializing; it is an opportunity for people to relax and forget daily routines, to dress in their finest clothes and jewelry but, more importantly, festivals in Bhutan is an occasion for prayer and blessings. Tshechus mainly comprise mask dances in addition to some folk dance entertainment. Festivals of Bhutan are not pageants or entertainment events and definitely not held as tourist attractions. They are genuine manifestations of ancient religious traditions, which outsiders are given the privilege to witness.

Bhutan Festival Tours 2019

Festivals in Bhutan in November

Jakar Festival (5 – 9 Nov. 2019) | Dechenphu Festival (8 Nov. 2019) | Black Necked Crane Festival (11 Nov. 2019) | Jambay Lhakhang Drup Festival (13 – 16 Nov. 2019) | Prakhar Ducchoed Festival (14 – 16 Nov. 2019).


Festivals in Bhutan in December

Mongar Festival (4 – 6 Dec. 2019) | Trashigang Festival (5 – 7 Dec. 2019) | Jambay Lhakhang Singye Cham (12 Dec. 2019) | Nalakhar Festival (12 – 14 Dec. 2019) | Druk Wangyel Festival (13 Dec. 2019).

Former President of Ukraine, H.E. Victor Yeschenko & his family in Bhutan (2014) with Yak Holidays Int’l management team.

Former President of Ukraine, H.E. Victor Yeschenko & his family in Bhutan (2014) with Yak Holidays Int’l management team.

Bhutan Festival Tours 2020

Below are the tentative Bhutan Festival dates 2020. You can plan your tour accordingly depending on the festivals you would like to witness.

Festivals of Bhutan in January

Trongsa Festival (4 – 7 Jan. 2020) | Lhuentse Festival ( 4 – 7 Jan. 2020) | Nabji Lhakhang Drup Festival (10 – 12 Jan, 2020).


Festivals of Bhutan in February

No Festivals in February 2020.


Festivals of Bhutan in March

Punakha Festival (5 – 7 March 2020) | Tharpaling Thongdrol Festival (9 March 2020).


Festivals of Bhutan in April

Gasa Festival (1 – 3 April 2020) | Talo Festival ( 1- 3 April 2020) | Paro Festival (4 – 8 April, 2020) | Chorten Kora (8 & 22 April, 2020).


Festivals of Bhutan in May

Domkhar Festival (3 – 5 May, 2020) | Ura Yakchoe Festival (4 – 8 May, 2020).


Festivals of Bhutan in June

Nimalung Festival (30 June – 1 July. 2020 ) | Kurjey Festival (30 June, 2020).


Festivals of Bhutan in July & August

No Festivals in July & August.


Festivals in Bhutan in September

Tour of the Dragon (5 Sep. 2020) | Wangdue Tshechu Festival (24 – 26 Sep. 2020) | Tamshing Phala Chhoepa Festival (26 – 28 Sep. 2020) | Thimphu Tshechu Festival (26 – 28 Sep. 2020) | Gangtey Gompa Festival (28 Sep – 1 Oct. 2020) | Thangbi Mani Festival (29 Sep. – 2 Oct. 2020).


Festivals in Bhutan in October

Jakar Tshechu Festival (23 – 27 Oct. 2020) | Jomolhari Mountain Festival (Date not fixed) Chhukha Festival (24 – 26 Oct. 2020) | Dechenphu Festival (26 Oct. 2020) | Jambay Lhakhang Drup Festival (31 Oct. – 3 Nov. 2020).


Festivals in Bhutan in November

Prakhar Duchhoed Festival (1 – 3 Nov. 2020) | Black Necked Crane Festival (11 Nov. 2020) | Mongar Festival (21 – 24 Nov. 2020) | Trashigang Festival (22 – 25 Nov. 2020) | Jambay Lhakhang Singye Cham (30 Nov. 2020) | Nalakhar Festival (30 Nov. – 2 Dec. 2020).


Festivals in Bhutan in December

Trongsa Festival (10 – 13 Dec. 2020) | Lhuentse Festival ( 21 – 24 Dec. 2020) | Nabji Lhakhang Drup Festival (29 – 31 Dec. 2020).

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Hollywood Actor, Keith Erik Andreen and his beautiful actress wife, Katrina Joyce Andeen traveled with us from 22nd Dec - 28th Dec. 2017.

Hollywood Actor, Keith Erik Andreen and his beautiful actress wife, Katrina Joyce Andeen traveled with us from 22nd Dec – 28th Dec. 2017.

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